Sgt. Thomas Benton “Tom” Tudor, Sr.~Southern Heroes


During the Civil War, Tippah County, Mississippi furnished large numbers of troops and military leadership for the Confederate Army.



thomas b. tudor family

Round Rock, Texas, 1891. Thomas Benton Tudor Family Picture. (top row-left to right) Annie, Hank, (William Forrest) Willie, Mary, Charlie, and Kelsey Keith “K.K.” Tudor.
(bottom row) Alfred, Sallie Keith Tudor, Thomas B. Tudor (holding Sol Ross), Daisy, and Jessie Tudor.

photo courtesy of Danny Meeks,

Thomas Benton “Tom” Tudor, Sr.

 Feb. 7, 1842

Tippah County, Mississippi

May 19, 1917

Stephenville, Erath County, Texas

Son of Jesse Gee Tudor and Eliza Jane Boone Cutbirth Tudor of Barren County, Kentucky.

Grandson of Kinsey Luther “K.L.” Tudor of Kentucky and Winifred “Winnie” Gee Tudor of Virginia.

A Southern Confederate veteran of the Civil War in Tippah County, Mississippi. 


Name:Thomas B. Tudor
Event Type:Military Service
Event Year:1861
Age (Original):
Military Unit Note:Twenty-third Infantry, Si-Y
Affiliate Publication Title:Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi
Affiliate Publication Number:M269
Affiliate Film Number:312

Tudor , Thomas B.

BATTLE UNIT NAME:23rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry


Battle Unit Details


23rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

OVERVIEW:23rd Infantry Regiment [also called 2nd or 3rd Regiment] was assembled at Corinth, Mississippi, during the fall of 1861. The men were from Franklin, Tippah, Alcorn, and Monroe counties. Sent to Tennessee, the unit was captured at Fort Donelson. In this fight it lost 5 killed and 46 wounded of the 546 engaged. After being exchanged, it served in General Tilghman’s and J. Adams’ Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was active in various engagements during the siege of Vicksburg.
Later it joined the Army of Tennessee, served under Generals J. Adams and Lowrey, and fought in the Atlanta and Tennessee Campaigns and in North Carolina.
The regiment reported 20 casualties at Coffeeville and 7 at Champion’s Hill and surrendered on April 26, 1865.
The field officers were Colonels Thomas J. Davidson and Joseph M. Wells, Lieutenant Colonel Moses McCarley, and Majors George W.B. Garrett and W.E. Rogers.

He married Sallie Hampton Keith on 20 May 1867 in Tippah County, Mississippi.

They had twelve children.

Family links:
Sallie Hampton Keith Tudor (1845 – 1924)


William Forrest Tudor (1868 – 1911)
Henry Hamilton “Hank” Tudor (1869 – 1953)
Charles “Charlie” Campbell Tudor (1870 – 1939)

Mary Elizabeth Tudor Cobb (1872-1964)

Martha Eugenia Tudor (1874 – 1874)

Thomas Benton Tudor, Jr. (1875-1880)

Kelsey Keith Tudor (1876 – 1925)
Annie Tudor Mobley (1878 – 1972)
Daisy E. Tudor Goyette (1880 – 1949)
Alfred Hardeman Tudor (1881 – 1972)
Jessie Luticia Tudor McKeown (1883 – 1962)
“Conrad” Sol Ross Tudor (1890 – 1968)


name :     Thomas B. Tudor
event:     Census
event date:     1880
event place:     Sand Hill, Tippah, Mississippi, United States
gender:     Male
age:     38
marital status :     Married
occupation :     Farmer
race or color (original) :
ethnicity (standardized) :     American
relationship to head :     Self
birthplace :     Mississippi, United States
birthdate :     1842
spouse’s name :     Sally H. Tudor
spouse’s birthplace :     Mississippi, United States
father’s name :
father’s birthplace :
mother’s name :
mother’s birthplace :
page :     372
page character :     D
entry number :     762
nara film number :     T9-0665
gs film number :     1254665
digital folder number:     004241862
image number:     00752
Household     Gender     Age     Birthplace
self     Thomas B. Tudor     M     38     Mississippi, United States
wife     Sally H. Tudor     F     34     Mississippi, United States
son     William F. Tudor     M     12     Mississippi, United States
son     Henry H. Tudor     M     10     Mississippi, United States
son     Charles C. Tudor     M     9     Mississippi, United States
daughter     Mary E. Tudor     F     7     Mississippi, United States
son     Thomas B. Tudor     M     5     Mississippi, United States
son     Kelcy K. Tudor     M     3     Mississippi, United States
daughter     Amy N. Tudor     F     1     Mississippi, United States
daughter     Dazy E. Tudor     F     0     Mississippi, United States
Citing this Record”United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Jan 2013), Thomas B. Tudor, Sand Hill, Tippah, Mississippi, United States; citing sheet 372D, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0665.
Corinth Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Aug 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21076143



God bless our Southern Heritage and ancestors.



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